Thai News Summary

The government has readied all systems to resume its quarantine-free Test & Go entry scheme for visitors on Feb 1, according to the government spokesman. Read more
Published 16 minutes ago
A 46 year old Myanmar national was arrested by Surat Thani Immigration Police today for allegedly smuggling six others into Thailand. The suspect, who is identified as Bumaw, was reportedly seen on a road in Tambon Talad in Surat Thani Read more
Published 21 minutes ago
Source: The Thaiger
Renew your body and uplift your spirit by indulging in relaxing spas and massages in Bangkok. During the weekends or after a long day of work, go and pamper yourself with Thai massages or a variety of other luxury head-to-toe Read more
Published 25 minutes ago
Source: The Thaiger
PHUKET: Two Indonesian fishing boats were caught fishing illegally in Thai territorial waters off Phuket on Thursday, and the 19 crew members arrested, the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre said. Read more
Published 28 minutes ago
Source: Bangkok Post
A new version of MONOPOLY heads to shelves this March, this time it’s Phuket edition. The game will include sights like Sarasin Beach, Kata Beach, Central Phuket, and Karon Viewpoint. All these sites mean a lot for Phuket’s history. Sarasin Read more
Published 42 minutes ago
Source: The Thaiger
A 27 year-old man nicknamed Kij was arrested in the Bangkok suburb province of Pathum Thani, accused of selling child pornography online. The suspect was arrested yesterday and is being charged with profiting from the sale and distribution of child Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand has a lot to offer and it’s no surprise why so many foreigners want to live here. Some folks come for a short vacation and never want to leave. Despite the pandemic, it seems like the amount of expats Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Khao Yai National Park chief will be moved to allow for a fact-finding inquiry after video showing scantily dressed "coyote" girls dancing to music inside the park went viral online. Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: Bangkok Post
After horror stories of foreign tourists being required to stay in a quarantine hotel after testing positive for Covid-19, officials in Pattaya discussed a so-called “hotel isolation” to allow travellers to continue staying at their hotel or resort if they Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: The Thaiger
Last year, Singapore home prices rose to their highest level in more than a decade, boosting the island state’s government’s decision to impose “cooling” policies that will hopefully help the Singaporean property market’s stability. According to estimates released by the Read more
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Source: The Thaiger
A woman busted for breaking her own finger led to the uncovering of a syndicate perpetrating insurance fraud around Thailand. The leader of the group and 16 members have now been arrested after at least 16 cases of buying insurance Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: The Thaiger
Ten additional vessels have been deployed in a major clean-up operation in the seas off Rayong following an oil leak late Tuesday, while fishing boats are laying booms to prevent... The post More vessels deployed to prevent oil slick from Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
It’s undeniable that travelling has become significantly more complicated since the pandemic. Yet for all the unexpected red tape you might encounter when crossing borders, travelling is still fairly straightforward: choose a destination, book your flights and hotels, and make Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
After a meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee was held yesterday, Thailand plans to declare Covid-19 as an endemic disease by the end of this year according to the Ministry of Public Health. While this declaration has raised hope Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Instead of telling young people that sex is bad in the run-up to Valentine’s Day, officials this year are tackling the scourge of teen pregnancy in a shockingly novel way: with  condoms and birth control. Starting Tuesday, the government will Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Thai public prosecutors have expressed concern that they may not be able to indict Red Bull heir, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, on a drug abuse charge before the time allowed under... The post Thai prosecutors concerned they may miss opportunity to Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
The chief of the Khao Yai National Park was transferred out of the park for holding a controversial party including a concert there, according to the minister of natural resources and environment. Read more
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Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon brought up pedestrian safety crossings yesterday at an online meeting with a road safety policy committee, and the interior minister. Phuket officials have now been told to paint warning lines ahead of pedestrian crossings, letting drivers Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Painted crossing lines magically reappeared overnight at a particularly perilous intersection of highway drivers and pedestrians after complaints went viral overnight. City workers repainted the faded pedestrian markings at the long no-man’s land under the Sukhumvit Expressway, where pedestrians must Read more
Published 3 hours ago
It seems that government websites in Thailand are often the target of successful hacker attacks and now it appears the Thailand Pass site is no exception. Reports are surfacing of people receiving a spoof email regarding the Thailand Pass pointing Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
CHIANG MAI: A border patrol seized more than 4 million methamphetamine pills, 26 kilogrammes of ketamine and an improvised grenade abandoned by smugglers as they fled following a brief clash in Mae Ai district on Thursday. Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main airport in Bangkok, is predicting a swell of travellers for the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. The bustling airport located in the Bangkok suburb province of Samut Prakan, is expecting to see about 380 flights each Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand’s government will give 851 million baht to organic farming projects. 552 million will go to projects on production and management. 176.8 million will go to projects on research and development, innovation, database development and knowledge transfer to farmers. 122.2 Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Confusion and dismay are hitting long-staying foreign travellers in Thailand, as many were relieved to see the Covid-19 visa exemption extended, but missed the strict revisions in the fine print. While the decree was extended from the January 25 deadline Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thai youth orchestra Siam Sinfonietta will perform at the Bayan Tree Hotel in Bangkok’s Sathon area this Sunday at 7pm. The orchestra will perform music from Russian ballets, including Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Tickets are 1,000 baht for people who go alone, Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Chief of the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseaseห Health Science Centre, Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, has raised some questions about the Ministry of Public Health’s plan to reclassify COVID-19 as... The post Questions raised over plan to categorise COVID-19 as Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
This information has been updated on 28 January, 2022. From 1 February, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers from any country around the world can apply for a TEST & GO Thailand Pass up to 60 days in advance. Eligible travellers• Thai Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: TAT Newsroom
The by-election in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 this Sunday is likely to be a close contest between three of the eight candidates vying for the vacant parliamentary seat. The frontrunners are... The post Close race expected between frontrunners in Bangkok’s by-election Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
A satellite photo supplied by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) showed oil slicks in the Map Ta Phut bay covered 47 square kilometers, nine times bigger than Ko Samet. Read more
Published 4 hours ago
A navy officer seen on video falsely intimating he had a bomb in his bag ahead of boarding a flight at Hat Yai airport will be investigated and disciplined, the Royal Thai Navy spokesman said on Friday. Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
This information has been updated on 28 January, 2022. International travellers from any country around the world, regardless of their vaccination status, can enter Thailand under the Alternative Quarantine entry scheme. Eligible travellersThai citizens.Foreign travellers, including but not limited to Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: TAT Newsroom
Indian travel agents can now sign up for an online training course to brush up on their knowledge of all things Thai, thanks to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. According to a TTR Weekly report, the so-called Thailand Specialist Programme Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Covid-19 is on the rise at a number of schools in Malaysia following their reopenings and fingers are pointing at teachers and staff for not following and enforcing disease prevention rules like wearing a mask. The country’s health minister even Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Former employees from an insurance firm bankrupted by Covid-19 have rallied outside the Office of the Insurance Commission, demanding overdue salaries and severance monies be paid. Around 300 employees of The One Insurance were made redundant when the firm collapsed, Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
OTTAWA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Canadian truck drivers determined to shut down central Ottawa over a federal government vaccine mandate rolled across the country toward the capital on Thursday, boosted... The post Anti-vaccine Canada truckers roll toward Ottawa, praised by Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
In a bold move for conservative Thailand, the National Health Security Office is providing free birth control pills and condoms to young people over the age of 15. A new programme by the NHSO is targeting teen pregnancy and the Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Officials in Rayong are pulling out all the stops to protect the eastern province’s beaches from an oil spill 3 kilometres off-shore. According to a Nation Thailand report, provincial governor Channa Iamsaeng says the crude oil is currently headed for Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Three armed men in Chiang Mai near the Myanmar border opened fire on Thai soldiers on Wednesday night. The soldiers shot back, and after five minutes of shooting between the two sides, the gunmen ran into the jungle. The soldiers Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A new warning has gone out urging everyone who has recently been to a Korean restaurant in the Bang Lamung area of Pattaya to get tested for Covid-19. The Chon Buri Public Health Office put out an announcement yesterday telling Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Following British journalist Jonathan Miller’s harsh and lengthy report of his stay at a Phuket quarantine hotel, the Phuket Governor is calling for an investigation into the reporter’s claims. The reporter documented the impromptu parties with Covid-infected travellers during his Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A draft amendment to the Land Transport Act has received approval by the House Committee on Transport, according to an MP from the Chartthaipattana Party. Nikorn Chamnong, who chaired the panel, says the amendment seeks to increase fines for traffic Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
AstraZeneca vaccines free for walk-ins in Bangkok from Monday, Thailand will declare Covid-19 endemic, whether WHO agrees or not, Disco quarantine hotels, Stricter traffic rules expected in July. All these stories coming up on todays Good Morning Thailand with Jay Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
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Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A leading property consultancy says the ongoing pandemic and associated restrictions continues to hamper the real estate market. CBRE Thailand chief, Roongrat Veeraparkkaroon, says the low number of foreign arrivals means the sector continues to rely on local demand and Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s new military leader Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba said on Thursday that the West African country return to constitutional order when conditions are right.... The post Burkina Faso will return to constitutional order when Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
We all have our good and bad days. Unfortunately, some of us have more bad than good and on our worst days, we can feel overwhelmed by unexplained sadness and... The post Why depression can be a killer first appeared Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
The country registered 28 more Covid-19 fatalities and 8,450 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Friday morning. Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represented His Majesty the King to confer the 2020 and 2021 Prince Mahidol Award at Chakri Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to five laureates in the fields of medicine and public health. Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The National Health Security Office (NHSO) says it will provide free condoms and birth control pills for youngsters aged 15 and above. Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
A draft amendment seeking to increase fines for traffic offences is expected to pass the Senate at the end of this month and come into force in July, says the House committee on transport. Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
All eyes are on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's next move following the purge of 21 MPs from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) including Thamanat Prompow, the party's former secretary-general. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The first batch of 226 Cambodian migrant workers to be hired under a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour cooperation between the Thai and Cambodian governments will arrive on Tuesday. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Department of Agriculture (DoA) is producing handbooks on growing cannabis as part of efforts to register wider varieties of the indigenous plant, according to the Agriculture Ministry. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Royal Thai Navy has established a command centre to expedite oil spill containment efforts off the coast of Rayong province in the east. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Ministry of Public Health is preparing to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease in Thailand by the end of the year, saying the country is capable of bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control, given the high vaccination rate. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has been given a budget allocation of 851 million baht to promote organic food products this year. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
YASOTHON: Three men have been arrested in northeast Yasothon province on charges of luring a 16-year-old girl into prostitution and profiting from it. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) will consult authorities in China and Vietnam on how to combat African swine fever (ASF), says Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
After slamming Spotify for giving Joe Rogan a platform for spreading life-threatening vaccine misinformation, classic rocker Neil Young demanded that the music streaming service remove his catalogue and they complied. The legendary musician has never shied away from expressing his Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Could an end be in sight for Thailand’s infamously snarled mass of electric and communication cables overhead? The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has set a goal this year of cleaning up 2,000 kilometres worth of cables in the provinces Read more
Published 17 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
In the Northeastern province of Yasothon, police arrested 3 men on several charges relating to selling a 16 year old girl for sex. Police tracked the 3 men down as part of a larger investigation from a previous suspect they Read more
Published 18 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Grandfather of Pala-U, a 60 year old elephant who died after being shot more than 120 times, will be aided by forensic experts in an attempt to identify his killer. Earlier this month, the elephant was found in Phetchaburi province Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, in his capacity as leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP), has signed an order appointing Santi Promphat, a deputy leader, as the party’s... The post Palang Pracharat party’s deputy leader Santi Promphat named Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Starting Monday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be offering AstraZeneca vaccinations for people over 18 of any nationality. They are broadening the scope of who can be vaccinated in an attempt to accelerate national inoculation, a criterion announced today in Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee has agreed on the conditions which must be met for COVID-19 to be categorised as endemic disease in Thailand, said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul... The post Criteria approved for declaration of COVID-19 as an Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Suvarnabhumi airport is forecast to receive about 380 flights a day during the Lunar New Year holidays, Suvarnabhumi airport general manager Kittipong Kittikachorn said on Thursday. Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Some 5,000 litres of oil slick off the sea in Rayong province should be cleared up on Thursday after an estimated 50,000 litres of crude oil leaked from an undersea pipeline near Map Ta Phut on Tuesday, Industry Minister Suriya Read more
Published 20 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
More than 300 female students attending a boarding school, in the Pak Tho district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, have been found to be infected with COVID-19, but none are in... The post More than 300 students at Ratchaburi boarding school Read more
Published 20 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World

 

 

 

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